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Microwave Filters for Communication Systems: Fundamentals, Design and Applications, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-27434-7
896 pages
March 2018
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An in-depth look at the state-of-the-art in microwave filter design, implementation, and optimization

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this second edition of the popular reference addresses the many important advances that have taken place in the field since the publication of the first edition and includes new chapters on Multiband Filters, Tunable Filters and a chapter devoted to Practical Considerations and Examples. 

One of the chief constraints in the evolution of wireless communication systems is the scarcity of the available frequency spectrum, thus making frequency spectrum a primary resource to be judiciously shared and optimally utilized. This fundamental limitation, along with atmospheric conditions and interference have long been drivers of intense research and development in the fields of signal processing and filter networks, the two technologies that govern the information capacity of a given frequency spectrum. Written by distinguished experts with a combined century of industrial and academic experience in the field, Microwave Filters for Communication Systems:

  • Provides a coherent, accessible description of system requirements and constraints for microwave filters
  • Covers fundamental considerations in the theory and design of microwave filters and the use of EM techniques to analyze and optimize filter structures
  • Chapters on Multiband Filters and Tunable Filters address the new markets emerging for wireless communication systems and flexible satellite payloads and
  • A chapter devoted to real-world examples and exercises that allow readers to test and fine-tune their grasp of the material covered in various chapters, in effect it provides the roadmap to develop a software laboratory, to analyze, design, and perform system level tradeoffs including EM based tolerance and sensitivity analysis for microwave filters and multiplexers for practical applications.

Microwave Filters for Communication Systems provides students and practitioners alike with a solid grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of practical microwave filter and its physical realization using state-of-the-art EM-based techniques.

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Table of Contents

1 Radio Frequency (RF) Filter Networks for Wireless Communications—The System Perspective 1

Part I Introduction to a Communication System, Radio Spectrum, and Information 1

1.1 Model of a Communication System 1

1.2 Radio Spectrum and its Utilization 6

1.3 Concept of Information 8

1.4 Communication Channel and Link Budgets 10

Part II Noise in a Communication Channel 15

1.5 Noise in Communication Systems 15

1.6 Modulation–Demodulation Schemes in a Communication System 32

1.7 Digital Transmission 39

Part III Impact of System Design on the Requirements of Filter Networks 50

1.8 Communication Channels in a Satellite System 50

1.9 RF Filters in Cellular Systems 62

1.10 UltraWideband (UWB)Wireless Communication 66

1.11 Impact of System Requirements on RF Filter Specifications 68

1.12 Impact of Satellite and Cellular Communications on Filter Technology 72

Summary 72

References 72

Appendix 1A 74

Intermodulation Distortion Summary 74

2 Fundamentals of Circuit Theory Approximation 75

2.1 Linear Systems 75

2.2 Classification of Systems 76

2.3 Evolution of Electrical Circuits: A Historical Perspective 77

2.4 Network Equation of Linear Systems in the Time Domain 78

2.5 Network Equation of Linear Systems in the Frequency-Domain Exponential Driving Function 80

2.6 Steady-State Response of Linear Systems to Sinusoidal Excitations 83

2.7 Circuit Theory Approximation 84

Summary 85

References 86

3 Characterization of Lossless Lowpass Prototype Filter Functions 87

3.1 The Ideal Filter 87

3.2 Characterization of Polynomial Functions for Doubly Terminated Lossless Lowpass Prototype Filter Networks 88

3.3 Characteristic Polynomials for Idealized Lowpass Prototype Networks 93

3.4 Lowpass Prototype Characteristics 95

3.5 Characteristic Polynomials versus Response Shapes 96

3.6 Classical Prototype Filters 98

3.7 Unified Design Chart (UDC) Relationships 108

3.8 Lowpass Prototype Circuit Configurations 109

3.9 Effect of Dissipation 113

3.10 Asymmetric Response Filters 115

Summary 118

References 119

Appendix 3A 121

Unified Design Charts 121

4 Computer-Aided Synthesis of Characteristic Polynomials 129

4.1 Objective Function and Constraints for Symmetric Lowpass Prototype Filter Networks 129

4.2 Analytic Gradients of the Objective Function 131

4.3 Optimization Criteria for Classical Filters 134

4.4 Generation of Novel Classes of Filter Functions 136

4.5 Asymmetric Class of Filters 138

4.6 Linear Phase Filters 142

4.7 Critical Frequencies for Selected Filter Functions 143

Summary 144

References 144

Appendix 4A 145

Critical Frequencies for an Eight-Pole Filter with Arbitrary Response 145

5 Analysis of Multiport Microwave Networks 147

5.1 Matrix Representation of Two-Port Networks 147

5.2 Cascade of Two Networks 160

5.3 Multiport Networks 167

5.4 Analysis of Multiport Networks 169

Summary 174

References 175

6 Synthesis of a General Class of the Chebyshev Filter Function 177

6.1 Polynomial Forms of the Transfer and Reflection Parameters S21(S) and S11(S) for a Two-port network 177

6.2 Alternating Pole Method for the Determination of the Denominator Polynomial E(S) 186

6.3 General Polynomial SynthesisMethods for Chebyshev Filter Functions 189

6.4 Predistorted Filter Characteristics 200

6.5 Transformation for Symmetric Dual-Passband Filters 208

Summary 210

References 211

Appendix 6A 212

Complex Terminating Impedances in Multiport Networks 212

6A.1 Change of Termination Impedance 213

References 213

7 Synthesis of Network-Circuit Approach 215

7.1 Circuit Synthesis Approach 216

7.2 Lowpass Prototype Circuits for Coupled-Resonator Microwave Bandpass

7.3 Ladder Network Synthesis 229

7.4 Synthesis Example of an Asymmetric (4–2) Filter Network 235

Summary 244

References 245

8 Synthesis of Networks: Direct Coupling Matrix Synthesis Methods 247

8.1 The Coupling Matrix 247

8.2 Direct Synthesis of the Coupling Matrix 258

8.3 Coupling Matrix Reduction 261

8.4 Synthesis of the N + 2 Coupling Matrix 268

8.5 Even- and Odd-Mode Coupling Matrix Synthesis Technique: the Folded Lattice Array 282

Network 289

Summary 292

References 293

9 Reconfiguration of the Folded Coupling Matrix 295

9.1 Symmetric Realizations for Dual-Mode Filters 295

9.2 Asymmetric Realizations for Symmetric Characteristics 300

9.3 "Pfitzenmaier" Configurations 301

9.4 Cascaded Quartets (CQs): Two Quartets in Cascade for Degrees Eight and Above 304

9.5 Parallel-Connected Two-Port Networks 306

9.6 Cul-de-Sac Configuration 311

Summary 321

References 321

10 Synthesis and Application of Extracted Pole and Trisection Elements 323

10.1 Extracted Pole Filter Synthesis 323

10.2 Synthesis of Bandstop Filters Using the Extracted Pole Technique 335

10.3 Trisections 343

10.4 Box Section and Extended Box Configurations 361

Summary 371

References 371

11 Microwave Resonators 373

11.1 Microwave Resonator Configurations 373

11.2 Calculation of Resonant Frequency 376

11.3 Resonator Unloaded Q Factor 383

11.4 Measurement of Loaded and Unloaded Q Factor 387

Summary 393

References 393

12 Waveguide and Coaxial Lowpass Filters 395

12.1 Commensurate-Line Building Elements 395

12.2 Lowpass Prototype Transfer Polynomials 396

12.3 Synthesis and Realization of the Distributed Stepped Impedance Lowpass Filter 401

12.4 Short-Step Transformers 410

12.5 Synthesis and Realization of Mixed Lumped/Distributed Lowpass Filters 411

Summary 425

References 426

13 Waveguide Realization of Single- and Dual-Mode Resonator Filters 427

13.1 Synthesis Process 428

13.2 Design of the Filter Function 428

13.3 Realization and Analysis of the Microwave Filter Network 434

13.4 Dual-Mode Filters 440

13.5 Coupling Sign Correction 442

13.6 Dual-Mode Realizations for Some Typical Coupling Matrix Configurations 444

13.7 Phase- and Direct-Coupled Extracted Pole Filters 447

13.8 The "Full-Inductive" Dual-Mode Filter 450

Summary 454

References 454

14 Design and Physical Realization of Coupled Resonator Filters 457

14.1 Circuit Models for Chebyshev Bandpass Filters 459

14.2 Calculation of Interresonator Coupling 463

14.3 Calculation of Input/Output Coupling 467

14.4 Design Example of Dielectric Resonator Filters Using the Coupling Matrix Model 468

14.5 Design Example of aWaveguide Iris Filter Using the Impedance InverterModel 475

14.6 Design Example of a Microstrip Filter Using the J-Admittance InverterModel 478

Summary 483

References 484

15 Advanced EM-Based Design Techniques for Microwave Filters  485

15.1 EM-Based Synthesis Techniques 485

15.2 EM-Based Optimization Techniques 486

15.3 EM-Based Advanced Design Techniques 496

Summary 513

References 514

16 Dielectric Resonator Filters 517

16.1 Resonant Frequency Calculation in Dielectric Resonators 517

16.2 Rigorous Analyses of Dielectric Resonators 521

16.3 Dielectric Resonator Filter Configurations 524

16.4 Design Considerations for Dielectric Resonator Filters 528

16.5 Other Dielectric Resonator Configurations 531

16.6 Cryogenic Dielectric Resonator Filters 534

16.7 Hybrid Dielectric/Superconductor Filters 536

Summary 538

References 539

17 Allpass Phase and Group Delay Equalizer Networks 541

17.1 Characteristics of Allpass Networks 541

17.2 Lumped-Element Allpass Networks 543

17.3 Microwave Allpass Networks 547

17.4 Physical Realization of Allpass Networks 550

17.5 Synthesis of Reflection-Type Allpass Networks 553

17.6 Practical Narrowband Reflection-Type Allpass Networks 554

17.7 Optimization Criteria for Allpass Networks 557

17.8 Dissipation Loss 562

17.9 Equalization Tradeoffs 563

Summary 563

References 564

18 Multiplexer Theory and Design 565

18.1 Background 565

18.2 Multiplexer Configurations 567

18.3 RF Channelizers (Demultiplexers) 571

18.4 RF Combiners 577

18.5 Transmit–Receive Diplexers 596

Summary 603

References 604

19 Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Tuning of Microwave Filters 607

19.1 Sequential Tuning of Coupled Resonator Filters 608

19.2 Computer-Aided Tuning Based on Circuit Model Parameter Extraction 613

19.3 Computer-Aided Tuning Based on Poles and Zeros of the Input Reflection Coefficient 617

19.4 Time-Domain Tuning 620

19.5 Filter Tuning Based on Fuzzy Logic Techniques 625

19.6 Automated Setups for Filter Tuning 635

Summary 637

References 638

20 High-Power Considerations in Microwave Filter Networks 641

20.1 Background 641

20.2 High-Power Requirements inWireless Systems 641

20.3 High-Power Amplifiers (HPAs) 643

20.4 Gas Discharge 643

20.5 Multipaction Breakdown 649

20.6 High-Power Bandpass Filters 660

20.7 Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Consideration for High-Power Equipment 668

Summary 672

Acknowledgment 673

References 673

21 Multiband Filters 677

21.1 Introduction 677

21.2 Approach I: Multiband Filters Realized by Having Transmission Zeros Inside the Passband of a Bandpass Filter 679

21.3 Approach II: Multiband Filters Employing Multimode Resonators 681

21.4 Approach III: Multiband Filters Using Parallel Connected Filters 698

21.5 Approach IV: Multiband Filter Implemented Using Notch Filters Connected in Cascade with aWideband Bandpass 699

21.6 Use of Dual-Band Filters in Diplexer and Multiplexer Applications 701

21.7 Synthesis of Multiband Filters 703

References 725

22 Tunable Filters 729

22.1 Introduction 729

22.2 Major Challenges in Realizing High-Q 3D Tunable Filters 731

22.3 Combline Tunable Filters 732

22.4 Tunable Dielectric Resonator Filters 750

22.5 Waveguide Tunable Filters 770

22.6 Filters with Tunable Bandwidth 774

Summary 776

References 777

23 Practical Considerations and Design Examples 783
Chandra M. Kudsia, Vicente E. Boria, and Santiago Cogollos

23.1 System Considerations for Filter Specifications in Communication Systems 783

23.2 Filter Synthesis Techniques and Topologies 794

23.3 Multiplexers 825

23.4 High-Power Considerations 837

23.5 Tolerance and Sensitivity Analysis in Filter Design 849

Summary 856

Acknowledgments 856

Appendix 23A 856

Thermal Expansion 856

References 857

A Impedance and Admittance Inverters 859

A.1 Filter Realization with Series Elements 859

A.2 Normalization of the Element Values 862

A.3 General Lowpass Prototype Case 863

A.3.1 Coupling Coefficient: Lowpass Prototype 864

A.4 Bandpass Prototype 864

A.4.1 Slope Parameter 865

A.4.2 Coupling Matrix Parameter M 865

A.4.3 Coupling Coefficient: Bandpass Prototype 866

A.4.4 Slope Parameter of Transmission-Line Resonators 866

A.4.5 Slope Parameter forWaveguide Resonators 867

A.4.6 Practical Impedance and Admittance Inverters 868

References 868

Index 869

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Author Information

Richard J. Cameron, is the former Technical Director at COM DEV International. Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds (UK), and is a Fellow of IEE and IEEE.

Chandra M. Kudsia, PhD is President of Mantrix Inc., former Chief Scientist at COM DEV Space Group and an adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AIAA, CAE, EIC and IETE.

Raafat R. Mansour, PhD is a Professor at the University of Waterloo and a former Director of R&D at COM DEV International. He is a Fellow of IEEE, CAE and EIC. 

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